Orchestral Jobs

Sydney Symphony Orchestra has evolved and continues to develop as one of the world finest orchestras. Under the baton of some of the world's great conductors the Orchestra is resident at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Current Vacancies


Tutti 2nd Violin

Auditions: Thursday 20 & Friday 21 July 2017

Closing date: Thursday 8 June 2017

Set Repertoire:

  • MOZART Violin Concerto in G, D or A major, 1st and 2nd mvts, including cadenzas
  • Own Choice: 1st movement of a concerto or major work for violin and orchestra from the 19th or 20th century. Please prepare any cadenzas, although they may not be heard.

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Principal Flute

Auditions: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 August 2017

Closing date: Thursday 13 July 2017

Set Repertoire:

  • MOZART: Flute Concerto in G major, 1st AND 2nd mvts, WITH cadenza
  • ​IBERT: Flute Concerto, 2nd movement

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Co-Principal Horn

Auditions: Monday 24, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 July 2017

Closing date: Monday 12 June 2017

Set Repertoire:

  • MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major
  • ​STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major


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For more information, contact auditionapplications@sydneysymphony.com

Working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

As a musician of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra you will be playing in Australia's premier symphony orchestra and with some of Australia's best musicians and leading musicians from around the world.

We are committed to sharing our passion for great music and so regularly play outside our main venues in Sydney, in order to reach the broader community.

Internationally we have played and will continue to play in the great halls and festivals across Europe, Asia and America.

Our musicians enjoy competitive terms and conditions of employment.

For more information, contact auditionapplications@sydneysymphony.com

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